Made in Mississippi Blog
Gather. A Collection.
There is nothing like watching a bird dog go on point. Stiff as a board, chest moving rhythmically as she breathes slowly, nose inches from the bird hidden in the cover, tail pointed upwards towards the sky. It's the most beautiful sight, and after that first trip to hunt quail in north Alabama, I was hooked. I had always wanted a Vizsla, a beautiful copper colored pointer. Ruth was going to be her name. My little copper colored "companion." I didn't get to pick her. I was the last on the list to choose, and she was the last of her litter, the runt. But God knew she needed to be mine, and on December 21, 2018, I brought Ruth home.
Pillow Terminology: What does it all mean?
Do you ever get confused when shopping for pillows? what does all this terminology mean? Knife edge or flange? and what's a single-sided pillow? don't all pillows have two sides? Not all terms are universal among workrooms and shops, which can make it even more confusing. We're defining all of these terms relative to our shop below to help make it easier when shopping our pillows so that you'll be able to customize your designer pillows more confidently.
How to Determine Pillow Insert Size.
Do you have a pillow you purchased or one that came with your sofa that you just don't like? Maybe it's too flat? or maybe you can't chop it? or maybe the cover overall seems too loose? I'd be willing to bet a simple switch of the pillow insert would bring that pillow cover to life. There are two important things to consider when shopping inserts - the type of filling and the size. I won't get too far in the weeds discussing all the different types of filling available for pillow inserts because I want to focus mostly on sizing here. In general, I recommend a synthetic (or faux) down insert or a feather down insert. Either of these fillings will give you the desirable designer look AS LONG AS you purchase the right size... So let's dig a bit deeper into determining the right insert size and how to measure!
How to Choose the Right Trim for Your Pillow.
Custom designer pillows in our shop are available to purchase with various types of trim options. The standard options listed are "knife edge" and "cording," but we can also customize using a welt cording, a flange trim, Turkish corners, and more. These additional trim options are currently available by request only, which means you'll need to message us for pricing options as these vary so much depending on the material and labor cost. In this post we'll break down each available option and offer more insight into which trim might be best for your space so that you can choose your style confidently.
How to Style Our 26x26 Euro Size.
We love the look of an oversized pillow, and our standard 26x26 Euro can serve many different spaces. It fills up a space so well and when used with our synthetic down inserts, it offers such a comfy, inviting look. Place this size in a reading nook, in the corners of a large sectional, and of course the most popular - use it for bedding. See our sizing recommendations using our Cleveland Pillow, Fog.
Two Tips for a Home Refresh after the Holidays: from Cait Waite Designs
I don’t know about you, but after every Holiday Season, when the tree is taken down, my home has this feeling of emptiness. It’s so palpable, that my husband even notices! This year, I urge you to lean in to those feelings! In this post, I am going to lay out two major tips to use the fullness of Christmas décor to make some minor adjustments to your home that will leave you with that same warmth and charm you feel during the Holiday season all year long!